CollegeBoy Jesse, the reigning International Groovy Soca Monarch is a talented young artiste and songwriter out of Cunupia, Trinidad and Tobago who began performing at the very tender age of seven. Throughout the years he has copped several titles and gained recognition as one of the Caribbean’s most electrifying performers.
Also known as an accomplished songwriter, Jesse has several writing credits with some of the region’s most celebrated Artiste including Machel Montano, Alison Hinds, Skinny Fabulous, Teddyson John, Lyrikal, Orlando Octave, Tian Winter, Rikki Jai, Terry Lyons, Nessa Preppy and Aaron Duncan to name a few.
An avid athlete, he was selected to play on Trinidad and Tobago’s National Football team where as the only university student on the squad, his teammates first called him “College Boy”. He attended the University of Trinidad and Tobago on a football scholarship earning a Bachelors degree in Sports Administration. He furthered his studies at Heriot Watt University in Scotland where he completed a Masters degree in Marketing.
College released his first hit “Bartender” in 2012 whilst still a student. This provided his debut on the international stage as a touring artist. He has since toured extensively throughout the Caribbean, the U.S., the U.K. and Europe.
“Better Now” (2017) found him featured on a riddim (The Conec Riddim) with prominent soca artists for the first time. “Fling” (2018) became his most viewed video until recently and provided a significant boost to his social media following. “Temptation” (2019) was not only a hit with the fans, but gained the attention and respect of fellow artists.
In 2020 College Boy Jesse won the International Groovy Soca Monarch Title in his first entry in the competition, the ultimate prize in soca music with his refreshingly optimistic anthem the “Happy Song”. Now a household name with a quickly rising reputation for engaging music and performances, College Boy Jesse is intent on expanding his audience globally.